World Bank lauds Ghana for WASH achievements

[7:45 pm, 07/07/2024] Meta AI: The World Bank has commended Ghana for its exemplary approach to water resources management, incorporating climate considerations into its National Water Policy Document review. Madam Michelle Keane, World Bank Country Manager, lauded the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) for enhancing Water, Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services, updating the policy environment, and strengthening institutional frameworks.

The revised National Water Policy for 2024, launched in Accra, aligns with international WASH agendas and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), crucial for achieving the Africa Agenda 2063. Madam Keane emphasized the importance of water security for socio-economic development, stressing that neglecting climate change considerations would undermine water security interventions.

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Seyram Alhassan, reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to sustainable water resource utilization. With only six-and-a-half years left to achieve SDG targets, she emphasized the need for effective policy implementation, requiring a multi-dimensional approach and stakeholder support.

The World Bank assured continued support for MSWR, WASH, and water security in Ghana. This commendation and commitment reinforce Ghana’s dedication to responsible water management and sustainable development.
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